All clear declared on alleged bomb threat – Pullman campus resumes normal operations
The Washington State University Police Department completed sweeps of a number of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus overnight and has reaffirmed that the bomb threat called in late afternoon on August 3 was a hoax.
Late Thursday afternoon (August 3), the Washington State University Police Department received a call from an individual who claimed to have placed several explosive devices on WSU’s Pullman campus. The caller did not provide detail regarding the alleged devices and the threat does not appear to be credible.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for portions of Washington including the Palouse. Winds of 25-35mph, with gusts to 55 are expected this evening. This warning is in effect until 7:00am Tuesday, June 13.
Roadways and sidewalks on the WSU PULLMAN campus and surrounding areas are ice-covered and slippery. Use caution when driving and walking. Allow extra time and stopping distance. Take conditions into account for safety.
Streets and roads in the Pullman area are icy & may pose challenges for safe travel. Use appropriate caution, allow extra time, and be careful on area roadways & sidewalks. Be prepared with appropriate footwear. Ice and snow cleats are available for purchase at University Stores.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST MONDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ABOVE 2000 FEET MAY SEE UP TO 2 INCHES…BELOW 2000 FEET TRACE TO A HALF INCH.
* TIMING…A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE SUNDAY EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL INTENSIFY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE EARLY MONDAY MORNING…WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW…BEFORE DECREASING FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE DAY.
* IMPACTS…MOTORISTS TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLICK…SNOW COVERED ROADS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
The WSU Tri-cities campus has returned to normal operations. That area and the campus experienced a widespread outage on the evening of Tuesday, Sept 20th. Power was restored early this morning and the campus has resumed normal operations.
WSU Facilities Services has confirmed that — in addition to Greek houses and private residences on College and Military Hills which may be occupied by individuals connected to WSU — the following facilities located off-campus are impacted by the current City of Pullman Boil Notice:
The WSU Research Park Friel House Talmadge Anderson Heritage House Casa Latina House Native American Cultural House Asian American Pacific Islander Cultural House Culver House Adams Mall Papa John’s
WSU facilities and buildings located on campus are not affected by this event. For more information, refer to City of Pullman sources.